Holding Back on This Helps the Devil

وَقُلْ لِعِبَادِي يَقُولُوا الَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ

And tell My slaves to say whatever is best [of words and speech] (Al-Isrāʾ 53, partial extract)

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

From [that which is considered] reprehensible stinginess is a person being stingy about things that cost him nothing. A man [might] be stingy [in this way] with his wife; a wife, with her husband; a relative, with his relative; and a friend, with his friend–[about just saying] a nice word [or some] pleasant, agreeable expression, one that brings about more affection, makes the love grow, and foils whatever the devil had been plotting [between them].

Source: @m_g_alomari. 15 Feb 21.